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International Human Rights Law

Third Edition

Edited by Daniel Moeckli, Sangeeta Shah, and Sandesh Sivakumaran
Consultant Editor David Harris

December 2017

ISBN: 9780198767237

704 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

An unparalleled group of leading experts blend detailed analysis with critical discussion to provide the most complete guide to international human rights law.



Written by leading experts in the field, this textbook explores international human rights law in detail, from foundational issues to substantive rights and systems of protection. A variety of perspectives bring this subject to life, making International Human Rights Law the ideal companion for students of human rights.

  • Breadth and depth of coverage provide a thorough and complete guide for students of international human rights law
  • Takes students from philosophical foundations, through substantive rights, to contemporary issues and challenges
  • Each chapter is written by an expert in their respective field, providing critical analysis and exposing the reader to a unique variety of perspectives
  • Includes useful features such as chapter summaries, charts, and suggestions for further reading

New to this edition

  • This third edition provides up-to-date coverage, work by new contributors, and two new chapters: 'Children's Rights' and 'Regional Protection'

About the Author(s)

Edited by Daniel Moeckli, Assistant Professor of Public International Law and Constitutional Law, University of Zurich, Sangeeta Shah, Associate Professor in Law, University of Nottingham, and Sandesh Sivakumaran, Professor of Public International Law,, University of Nottingham

Consultant Editor David Harris, Emeritus Professor in Residence and Co-Chair Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham

Table of Contents

    Part I: Foundations
    1:History, Ed Bates
    2:Justifications, Samantha Besson
    3:Critiques, Marie-Bénédicte Dembour
    Part II: International Law
    4:Sources, Christine Chinkin
    5:Nature of obligations, Frédéric Mégret
    6:Scope of application, Sarah Joseph and Sam Dipnall
    Part III: Substantive Rights
    7:Categories of rights, Theo van Boven
    8:Equality and non-discrimination, Daniel Moeckli
    9:Integrity of the person, Nigel S Rodley
    10:Adequate standard of living, Asbjørn Eide
    11:Thought, expression, association, and assembly, Dominic McGoldrick
    12:Education and work, Fons Coomans
    13:Detention and trial, Sangeeta Shah
    14:Cultural Rights, Julie Ringelheim
    15:Sexual orientation and gender identity, Michael O'Flaherty
    16:Women's rights, Dianne Otto
    17:Children's rights, Geraldine Van Bueren
    18:Group rights, Robert McCorquodale
    Part IV: Protection
    19:United Nations, Jane Connors and Markus Schmidt
    20:Regional protection, Basak Çali
    21:The Americas, Thomas Antkowiak
    22:Europe, Steven Greer
    23:Africa, Christof Heyns and Magnus Killander
    24:Within the state, Andrew Byrnes and Catherine Renshaw
    Part V: Linkages
    25:International humanitarian law, Sandesh Sivakumaran
    26:International criminal law, Robert Cryer
    27:International refugee law, Alice Edwards
    Part IV: Challenges
    28:Non-state actors, Andrew Clapham
    29:Terrorism, Martin Scheinin
    30:Poverty, Stephen P Marks

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